Chris originally studied Graphic Design and Art before going on to study IT & Business at university. in the late 90's, following 2 years working in France, Chris moved to London where he worked for an independent marketing agency based in Holborn. The role involved managing projects for high-profile blue-chip clients such as BBC, National Geographic, EDF, Powergen, Motorola, Siemens, Hyundai, McVities (United Biscuits), The Law Society and Jet Petroleum. Prior to establishing Seven Creative in 2005, Chris worked along side Ben Hunt at Scratchmedia after moving back to Sheffield.
Chris' hobbies include self-defence and kick-boxing. He's raised money by running in races such as the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run and the Sheffield Half Marathon for various local and national charities such as Western Park Cancer Charity and Help the Aged. He's also currently attempting to bag all 214 Wainrights in the Lake District on the occasional free weekend and is planning a Brighton to Paris sponsored cycle ride in aid of the the Sheffield Samaritans.
Clair is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business and client liaison. She has over 18 years' experience in Marketing and Business Management in large, national and multi-national corporations, including Lexus, Ferrari and Land Rover UK. Clair has a First Class Honours Degree and a Masters Degree in Business Management, majoring in marketing and was awarded the year prizes in both her batchelor and masters degrees.
Clair enjoys reading and going to the theatre, particularly to see Shakepeare plays with her gaggle of ladies. This usually involves dinner and cocktails and raucous laughter, particularly when Propeller visit the Lyceum.
As our Social Media Manager, Ellie is responsible for all aspects of social media, including creating blogs for our customers businesses, keeping blog posts up to date, writing newsletters, updating our clients Twitter and Facebook statuses, and writing all important press releases.
Ellie has recently completed a Masters in Magazine Journalism and has a BA Honours Degree in English Language and Literature, both from the University of Sheffield. As a trained journalist, she understands the importance of social media and is able to produce high quality copy for websites, press releases, blog updates and more.
Alex has over 10 years experience in website marketing and search engine optimisation and has wealth of varied expertise to offer. Alex is our dedicated Search Engine Optimisation specialist and helps to ensure that our promise, of not only building a website but making it work, is fulfilled.
Alex's love of nerdiness all started when he was asked to do market research for a web design agency, which helped build credible online marketing strategies for some of their clients. From then he's worked as a website designer and run a large web design company's marketing for all their sites and customers sites from global corporations to e-commerce websites for over 3 years. Also as an Internet manager he's run and marketed several large e-commerce websites and transformed one site's fortunes into a successful multi million pound turnover website.
"To provide clean, simple and effective design and marketing solutions, whilst offering industry-leading levels of service and support."
To work with the customer to provide the best solution for their individual business
To offer support in the medium to long term; not just today
To empower the customer by enabling management of website content, wherever possible.
Our ethical policy comes down to one long-term approach: We refuse to unnecessarily tie customers in to long term costs for updating, changing or adding to their website when there is no need. Wherever possible, we will offer the customer the ability to do this for themselves.
We are very much committed to reducing waste and encouraging sustainability. We recycle all office waste products, use energy from green suppliers with a carbon offset and use sustainable resources wherever possible.
We currently provide free consultancy to a number of Green projects.